WMP Security tip

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by JacK, Aug 27, 2002.

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  1. JacK

    JacK Registered Member

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    Hi ;)

    Prevent script based attacks on Windows Media Player

    . Regedit
    . Go to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences
    . Create a new DWORD value
    . name : "PlayerScriptCommandsEnabled" value : 0

    It will prevent WMP to open Webpages containing scripts.

    (courtesy : supinfo)
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Thanks Jack. :)

    That's rather interesting, to say the least...

    I wonder what other code is hidden in WMP? Time to start creating lots of random registry entries to see what else I can get disabled ;).

    -Javacool
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    Thanks Jack,

    Done! :D
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Ladies & Gents,

    have a look at this!

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. JacK

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    Hi Javacool ;)

    Nice idea :)

    JacK
     
  6. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Glad you like it.

    I figured since we were starting to see exploits relating to WMP scripting, that it was necessary to help people disable scripting in WMP as soon and as easily as possible.

    -Javacool
     
  7. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    Hi Javacool ;)

    thanks a lot !!
     
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